Senior People Partner

Join Duffel as they are looking for a Senior People Partner

We are making travel effortless. Join us.

Whether it’s to visit the people closest to us, starting an exciting adventure, or a career-defining business trip, travel is an essential part of our lives. Yet we've all experienced the aches and pains of getting to our destination. Today, more than 4 billion airline passengers rely on technology that hasn't kept up with the expectations of the modern connected traveller.

That’s why we’ve started to rebuild the infrastructure that underpins the travel industry. We’re on a mission to unravel travel — simplifying systems and building the tools that will make the future of travel effortless.

We were part of Y Combinator S18's cohort and we are backed by Benchmark, Blossom, Index Ventures and Kima Ventures. A fantastic set of investors that has helped build some of the world's largest companies.

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People & Spaces at Duffel

We’re a small and mighty team that supports a team of 65 Duffels. You can find out more about our Life at Duffel in the following blog posts:

- What does a "People-first" culture mean in a post-IRL world?

- Why having "people people" is important

- Our COVID Journey: Where are we now (2019-2020)

Our People & Spaces team is made up of two members; we look after the whole employee journey from taking care of our home in Shoreditch, attracting talent and supporting them in their growth journey in the years to come.

We're looking for a People Partner to join us, and you'll be working closely with Lyn (Head of People) and Selina (People Operations). Your main mission is to support managers and your colleagues throughout all parts of the employee lifecycle and people management, to provide the best Duffel employee experience while putting one of our values, 'People Come First' at every step of the way.

What we're looking for in you

You're already an experienced Senior People Partner who loves working with Product and Tech. You've done it before, but excited to apply your learnings and build things from scratch. You'll have a great team to support you, but you also need to be comfortable working independently and have a level of comfort setting your own goals. You're excited by the ownership that comes with being the only People Partner and go-to for all employee relations  You have experience working for a small-stage startup and enjoy the ever-changing pace that comes with it. You're reasonably comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with start-ups. Having that practical' hands-on' approach and being happy to roll up your sleeves are necessary. You love building meaningful relationships with employees at all levels of the business and have a high emotional intelligence with an understanding of the complexities and sensitivities of employee relations. You have excellent knowledge and practical experience in applying employment law in the UK.

What you can expect from us

We’re dedicated to your personal growth. Our environment is comfortable physically, but also in that our ears are always open to any ideas, concerns and questions. We believe that everyone should have pride in their work, taking full ownership of it and its impact. That’s why everyone who joins Duffel owns a share of the company.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We believe that the key to our success is employing a diverse team, that’s why recruitment decisions are only based on your experience and skills. We value your ability to problem solve and build amazing things so we welcome applications for everyone – regardless of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.

Note to recruitment agencies

Duffel does not accept speculative CV's from external parties. Any unsolicited CV's sent to us will be treated as property of Duffel, and any attached terms and conditions associated with these CV's will be null and void.